A fully-featured, mature, and 100% open source DMS

API

All of a CKAN website’s core functionality (everything you can do with the web interface and more) can be used by external code that calls the CKAN API.

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Datastore

The CKAN DataStore extension provides an ad hoc database for storage of structured data from CKAN resources.

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Extend

CKAN allows you to pick and choose which features you want to use for your data portal. Or, you can easily develop your own by following the extending guide!

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  • Geospatial

    Advanced geospatial features, covering data preview, search, and discovery.

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  • Metadata

    Commonly metadata is provided by default, and additional attributes can be defined as needed.

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  • Manage data

    An intuitive web interface allows you to easily register, update and refine datasets.

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  • Search

    Rich search experience which allows for quick ‘Google-style’ keyword search and filtering.

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  • Themeable

    Completely customize to match your brand. We’ve prepared a theming guide to help.

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  • Visualization

    Create data-visualisation views and expose data as line, bar and pie charts.

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  • Federate

    Creation of a federated network of data portals which share data between each other.

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  • Filestore

    Upload media and image files. Stores files either on the server or in the cloud using extensions.

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Extensions

Our amazing community has taken CKAN to the next level, creating rich library extensions to save everyone time on development.

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CKAN is 100% open source and available on Github. View the docs for help getting started, and if you get stuck on anything, reach out to our community.

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CKAN for Government

CKAN is used by national and regional government organisations throughout the European Union, the Americas, Asia and Oceania to power a variety of official and community data portals.

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CKAN for Enterprise

CKAN has been adopted by enterprise organisations in sectors such as resources, energy, pharmaceuticals and finance to publish and manage internal data assets.

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